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Securing High-Value Assets

Crown Jewels Risk Assessment

Identify your mission-critical information assets and assess adversarial threats to them with a Crown Jewels Assessment.

The most valuable data, intellectual property (IP) and trade secrets which form the heart of an organisation’s identity are commonly referred to as its Crown Jewels. For most organisations up to 2% of total sensitive data constitutes the intellectual property and other enterprise critical data which represents an estimated 70% of the value of publicly traded corporations. A crown jewels assessment relies on data asset classification to identifies the crown jewels and along with risk analysis, helps organisations prioritise security efforts and align security investment.

In an age of persistent targeted cyber attacks, a company’s crown jewels have never been more vulnerable. The theft, misuse or corruption of these critical assets can cripple operations, severely damage brand reputation, and dramatically reduce shareholder value.

The 5 steps of a Crown Jewels Analysis

A Crown Jewels Assessment by Infosec Partners was developed to help organisations analyse and identify the cyber assets that are most critical to the accomplishment of its mission. As it identifies the assets that demand the most protection, it is commonly a foundation activity on which we base the over-arching Security Risk Assessment.

  1. Define
    Determine the data protection objectives and develop an organisational data model.
  2. Discover
    Understand data lifecycle/ environment and identify areas of critical data storage, traffic, access.
  3. Baseline
    Establish baseline requirements and assess current controls to identify gaps and determine solutions.
  4. Secure
    Plan and prioritise technical and business process transformations. Design & implement solutions that protect critical data and aligns/enables business growth objectives.
  5. Monitor
    Determine metrics and process for monitoring, response and communications and continually revalidate and improve program effectiveness.

Crown Jewels Assessment and Analysis


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